SMILE: EISNER NOMINEE!!

April 7th, 2011

I’m thrilled to announce that Smile has received a nomination in this year’s EISNER AWARDS–the most prestigious award in comics!

Smile is nominated in the ‘Best Publication for Teens’ category. I was nominated once before in 2005, in the category of Talent Deserving of Wider Recognition, for my work on the Take-Out minicomic series. I didn’t win that year, but I made a lot of new friends as a result of the nomination! Maybe this year, I can bring home the actual statue…

But it means I’ll need VOTES!

The Eisner website says:

Ballots with this year’s nominees will be going out in mid-April to comics creators, editors, publishers, and retailers. A downloadable pdf of the ballot will also be available online, and a special website has been set up for online voting. The results in all categories will be announced in a gala awards ceremony on the evening of Friday, July 22 at Comic-Con International.

Teachers and librarians can vote, too, so stay tuned. I’ll put a link to the ballot on my site as soon as one is available!

UPDATE!!! Vote now at http://eisnervote.com!

Thanks very, very much to the panel of judges who chose this year’s nominees. I’ll be flying to Texas tomorrow morning on cloud nine! :)